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New York car rental information

Pick-up locationNew York
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations109
Airport locations37
Popular agenciesAce, Dollar, Avis, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in New York

Economy$34/day
Compact$33/day
Intermediate$37/day
Standard$33/day
Full-size$37/day
Full-size SUV$54/day
Premium$40/day
Supplier choice$32/day
Intermediate SUV$48/day
Compact SUV$48/day
Standard SUV$50/day
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New York car rental reviews and directory

From $67/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (413 reviews)
4 locations in New York
Alamo
Locations in New York
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 16 2021
Accommodated us with last minute change in cars. Offered advice and promptly provided another car to meet our needs.
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2021
great customer service representative in the Jersey City locationthey were clearly shorthanded and the guy there did a great job quickly and with humor handle everyone and keep tempers down.
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2021
Staff extremely nice and helpful. Pickup, drop-off and price all excellent.
6.0 GoodMar 29 2021
The car could've been cleaner. The inside had sand on the seats and floor. The cars rims were covered in mud and sand.. overall the car served it's purpose but it could've been cleaner.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2021
service was friendly and fast. car was nice.
2.0 MediocreJan 27 2021
They should let me know I cannot read the car without credit card
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2021
Everything was very easy, convenient. Loved the car they gave me.
10.0 ExcellentDec 23 2020
Picking up the car was fast and easy. The staff was very friendly and made it easy.I would have liked to pick up the car in Brooklyn, rather than driving out to JFK airport.
6.0 GoodNov 29 2020
Check in and check out was very easy.The car was dirty on the outside and the inside smelled like someone had been smoking a pack of cigarettes. Had to have it clean when I arrived at my destinations.
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2020
Quick pickup, friendly counter person, clean car. A+All was great!
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From $69/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (387 reviews)
15 locations in New York
Enterprise
Locations in New York
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 30 2021
Enterprise was closed at the time I rented the car to be picked up
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2021
Too expensive! Gauging after Covid
1.9 HorribleAug 22 2021
Poor service from kayak. How is it possible to book a car from kayak when there is no car available
1.9 HorribleJul 25 2021
Enterprise ripped me off. They charged hundreds of dollars more than the confirmed rate they promised.
10.0 ExcellentJun 11 2021
Their location has poor signage. They need to update Google maps, goes to old lot
2.0 MediocreMay 18 2021
No!!Called me and told me we will call you around 3 to confirm your pickup never called Back.
10.0 ExcellentMar 14 2021
Staff was friendly and attentive. The car was greatNa
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2021
Very respectful of COVID precautions, very little interaction but still friendly, helpful sales representatives.
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2021
AllNothing
10.0 ExcellentDec 24 2020
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From $57/dayRated #3
Hertz
Most popular
7.3 Good (917 reviews)
14 locations in New York
Hertz
Locations in New York
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreSep 17 2021
Agent was very rude and was not listening to what I needed so I had to repeat myself several times. Didn’t seem like she wanted to be there.
1.9 HorribleSep 14 2021
i had specifically asked about switching out credit/debit card at drop off. at pick up they confirmed it as i specifially asked about it, but at drop off they said it wasn't possible. it felt they were just shoving me off.
1.9 HorribleSep 14 2021
I was charged a much different amount than what the contract and the customer service agent said I would. I never received a receipt once I dropped off the vehicle. The vehicle was absolutely filthy (gum stuck to carpet, vomit in window openings) and it also needed new windshield wipers which ended up being somewhat of a safety hazard due to rain.
7.9 GoodSep 14 2021
And overall good experience except this car smelled like cigarettes. I thought that you were not supposed to smoke in these cars????
1.9 HorribleSep 13 2021
Horrible experience. Hertz was closed because staff didn’t come in and I had to go to a different pick up where they would not honor this reservation and charged me double. I was 4 hours late and missed my rehearsal dinner. I will never use kayak again
3.9 MediocreSep 5 2021
Booked this can at Hertz on Friday morning for a one-way out of nyc on Saturday since the trains were still not running after tropical storm Ida. The good thing is that the local Hertz counter called on Friday evening to say “they would not be honoring this reservation”, because they were completely booked. Frustrating that Kayak let us reserve it in the first place because they should have known 24 hrs prior they didn’t have any cars.
1.9 HorribleSep 4 2021
Kayak conveniently adjusted itself to show pickup at LaGuardia while I mentioned Newark as my pickup location, had to cancel that reservation to rebook one from Newark. Also, Kayak is middleman for another website, so what's the bleeping point? The lesson I learned was skip all the aggregator websites and go the actual company.
1.9 HorribleSep 1 2021
Did not hold car I had prepaid for and charged me for larger vehicle.
7.9 GoodAug 29 2021
The car has been changed to Ford Explorer, it was good and nice car. The staff didn't explain much about the car. We expected we get information about the car, the GPS, gasoline, wifi, as we are visitor from another country.
7.9 GoodAug 21 2021
Everything was nice and very comfortable. I am not happy with the fuel charges recovered from me. The rate charged per gallon is way too high. This should have been communicated to me earlier. Otherwise, everything was good. Another issue, from the 2nd day of driving the message was coming in the display that car needs maintenance and filter cleaning. This should have been checked before handing over the car.
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From $80/dayRated #4
Avis
7.3 Good (506 reviews)
14 locations in New York
Avis
Locations in New York
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreSep 17 2021
Long wait at the counter. Not enough staff working to help the people. I was on line for over an hour with only 5 Putin front of me. Very disappointed
7.9 GoodSep 12 2021
Picked-out a Kia Soul "or like" on the website and was pleasantly surprised when they gave me a Mustang at the same price, because it was available. Maybe it was me sweet-talking the kind associate or maybe they knew we were on an anniversary excursion, either way, it didn't go unnoticed and really appreciated the gesture.
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
There was only one person working at JFK airport and there were like 30 people on line. I decided to ditch the line and find another rental service. Ridiculous
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
I was overcharged $100 with no valid explanation. The price i was supposed to pay was listed then the final price stated $100 more. The car was in good condition as when received, gas was back to normal there was no reason for this extra charge. I called and was hung up on by a rude associate and then had to wait weeks before a manager contacted me. Worst experience EVER!
1.9 HorribleSep 6 2021
Got a 2020 chevrolet 12 seater van. Car was smelling bad car was in a bad shape. Everything used to rattle. Extremely bad experience renting a car from here .
10.0 ExcellentSep 5 2021
The manager in Queens was excellent, she stepped in and helped and directed while it was incredibly busy. Great attitude as well, thank you!
1.9 HorribleSep 5 2021
There was a long line to get to an agent. After he confirmed all my details, I was told it’d be 10 minutes for someone to get the car for me. I ended up waiting 90 minutes to get my car. (There were a lot of other customers in a similar situation.) The car I got was not the type I reserved but I had waited so long that I felt that I had to take the car or just continue to wait indefinitely.
1.9 HorribleAug 27 2021
Our car reeked of weed, had no gas, took 1 hour to pick up- and WAS NOT THE CAR IN THE PICTURE- was significantly smaller. Won’t be using kayak anymore- sorry.
1.9 HorribleAug 26 2021
Future travelers beware- the AVIS website will allow you to book pick up for the exact same same time that the office closes, without giving any alerts. I arrived just a little while after my scheduled pick up time in LIC (3PM) only to find the office closed. It never occurred to me to check the office hours at that location because I assumed AVIS wouldn’t book you for pick up at the exact same time all the staff are leaving for the day. AVIS should update their website to either stop booking BEFORE the office closes (maybe 30 min to an hour) or there should be an alert for the user letting them know they are booking at or near closing time for that location. This would be a simple fix to prevent major inconvenience for the traveler. I had to re-book and then take an Uber into midtown, costing me several hours of travel time.
1.9 HorribleAug 25 2021
I was returning from a trip in the region. A woman checked me in with a device in her hand and told me I was all set. Two days later, I wake up to find a charge that’s $3,200 more than what I agreed to pay pending on my credit card and Avis can’t locate the car, saying that I never checked it back in. The location will not answer my calls and keeps routing me to customer service who is powerless to do anything. Needless to say, the experience has been infuriating and I will not be renting from Avis again.
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From $73/dayRated #5
Budget
6.7 Good (727 reviews)
7 locations in New York
Budget
Locations in New York
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
5.9 OkaySep 20 2021
I originally had a van reserved but when I got there no van was available I was offered a Nissan Pathfinder which is not the same size and would be uncomfortable for the other passengers. When I inquired about the Ford Expeditions I saw in the lot I was told that those might have engine problems and that was why they weren't an option. After explaining that the Nissan would not be able to fit the people who will be in the car then I was offered an Expedition for an up charge. I accepted the deal because I needed the car asap but at this point I felt lied to and paid more money because they could not meet the reservation and essentially tried to downgrade me originally. What was the point of a reservation if not only could they not meet it but end up charging me more money for not being able to hold up their end of the deal.
1.9 HorribleSep 10 2021
Very frustrated with my most recent experience using Budget via Kayak. I scheduled a pickup at the West 49th street location in NYC at 3 PM on a Sunday. I arrived a few minutes late due to an emergency to find the location closed, with no employees in sight. Evidently the location closes at 3 PM on Sundays, which to me does not make sense why Kayak and Budget would allow scheduling at the time the business closes, when everyone knows it takes 10-15 minutes to get a car (sometimes longer) when picking up a rental. I thankfully allowed myself a 2 hr window to commute when I only needed 40 minutes, but due to this I had to spend 75 minutes commuting from that location to their closest location on the UES before I could depart for my event, which, surprisingly, I was only five minutes late for. But this was a miserable experience with a pickup and Kayak should really not allow scheduling on their website when a rental agency is scheduled to close - add a cut off. Jeez. To add insult to injury, I picked up the car at 3/4 tank full, barely used any gas, paid $13 to return the car with a full tank (and took pictures). Yet budget charged me a $19 refueling fee anyway, that I then had to call and request a refund for. That’s despicable. Otherwise, car was clean and comfortable, though I was charged $14 more than the “estimate” I was provided when booking. Not surprised given NYC.
1.9 HorribleSep 10 2021
horrific experience never again. waited 1.5 hours in. line only to get a rental agreement and have to wait another half hour for car to be cleaned. grouchy staff terrible beyond belief. took 2 hours past my reservation time to get a car. Avoid at all costs.
1.9 HorribleSep 8 2021
i didnt take any car from them ... u need to wait 2 hours because no workera ib front desk ita a shame
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
They upgraded me to an SUV; and charged me. Vehicle was filthy - both inside and out (bird poop all over outside of rental)! They did not make an inspection of damages. I was told, “we know what the damages are, but you can take pictures if you want”. There was an enormous line at return. I was instructed to just leave key in car. Again, no inspection of damages. I was then billed 80% more than my quote from Kayak with mo explanation why!!!!
1.9 HorribleSep 2 2021
The car had only quarter tank and it said in the agreements full tank. Don’t charge me for gasoline please. I brought it back with half tank. So you owe me a quarter. Also, three tires are completely worn out. Only one is new which the the front driver side. This rental experience is way below the expectations. I drove an unsafe car with my kids and wife in it. The car has bad three tires. It looks like onul one got replaced and three are totally worn out. Pictures were taken for proof. Been driving 5 hours at 50MPH instead of 70MPH, and had it slipped three times Because of light rain conditions. This is not acceptable at all to put my family at risk.
3.9 MediocreAug 30 2021
No car when I arrived. Had to wait 1hour, as did most people standing around with me. Agent was not aware of who had been standing around forever, requiring that I once again get in a line to find out what the problem was. He apparently misplaced my paperwork so never checked on my car. And the cherry on top, no place for many of the waiting horde to sit. This is all above and beyond the criminal prices rental cars are costing now.
3.9 MediocreAug 29 2021
Careful on the toll up charges. They can be super high. Line for drop off was 40 minutes
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2021
We were hoping to get the Mazda CX5 that we reserved but instead got a Mitsubishi Outlander with 38000 miles. The car was OK but had terrible pickup in hilly areas of Colorado and PA. Getting in and out of the rear seat was difficult ( and I am fairly skinny) since the back doors did not swing out fully. Loved the ease of the paperwork involved at the start. But was disconcerted that there was no going over the exterior of the car with someone since there a lot of scratches and small dents.
5.9 OkayAug 26 2021
Better signage to laguardia which was under construction. The drop off was poorly marked and very hard ti get to. The lost and fiund website dies not wirk properly:: the view found objects button does not work
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From $79/dayRated #6
Sixt
6.5 Good (151 reviews)
3 locations in New York
Sixt
Locations in New York
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodSep 21 2021
I had some issues figuring out the total cost. This included with ez-pass, is it optional? Where is it brought to renter's attention on the rental process? Also I had a similar issue with insurance.
10.0 ExcellentSep 20 2021
Freddie at SIXT Morris St offered me an upgrade since my requested vehicle type was unavailable. He’s awesome! Excellent overall service from everyone. Great place to rent a vehicle!
1.9 HorribleSep 16 2021
Sixt is the only rental car company at LGA that closes at 5pm. I received no warning that they would close earlier and was stranded by them at LGA. There is no way to reach a human through their phone system in the days leading up to my arrival either, which is unacceptable. A complete failure on their part. Do not use this company.
1.9 HorribleSep 13 2021
They charged me $100 for a reservation I held for 30 minutes
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2021
It was a great experience. Pick up and drop off were great. I don’t think there’s a better car rental company out there. With Covid probably here to stay, couldn’t be a less painless car rental company out there. Kudos to Sixt. Wish they were here in Texas!
7.9 GoodSep 6 2021
I know they were swamped, but we waited at the counter for a while before someone came to get us checked in.
3.9 MediocreAug 29 2021
Paid nearly $800 for 3 days for M-series BMW and guy rents one without a reservation in front of me in line. I come in with that reservation and they tell me they don’t have any BMWs anymore and give me a Volvo at that price.
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2021
So easy, friendly, and best rates
1.9 HorribleAug 4 2021
Stop hitting us with all those air port fees and un nessary insurance that we don't need also i am an American express card holder and I used it... they were still trying to Shaval down my throat those fancy insurance.then hit me out of nowhere with$120 air port fee.why? Why you don't let people know about that.then I reserved a Toyota camary and I was charged for a Toyota but in reality I got a Nissan centra which is a down grade form a camary they gave me a break of 40$ it's a joke. It's also with the easy pass you try to take advantage on costumers.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2021
Check out customer service at the desk was great. There were some empty bottles still in the car when I rented it.
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From $50/dayRated #7
Payless
Cheapest deal
6.5 Good (368 reviews)
2 locations in New York
Payless
Locations in New York
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 14 2021
Charged me for 3 days and hold for 45 minutes to get this shorted out.
1.9 HorribleSep 8 2021
I didn’t even rent the car. I showed up at 1 pm to get to a wedding by 4:30 that’s an hour away. Any other company I’d have plenty of time. The line was 40+ people out the door. I waited for 30 minutes and the line barely moved. I ended up walking over to Hertz and getting a car from them. I think Kayak or Payless overbooked irresponsibly and I lost out on money because of it.
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
There were three people checking in over 100 people in the line. It took 2.5 hours to get a rental car I'd reserved and prepaid. Incredibly unprofessional.
1.9 HorribleSep 5 2021
Waited over 45 minutes in a very long line with only 2 agents at the counter. The manager was called to handle a customer complaint and made no effort to assist with the line or engage with the customers. I didn’t get the car requested online. I had to answer the same questions that I already replied to online. My Avis advantage number couldn’t be used to expédiâtes me in the line for the Payless reservation, but there wasn’t a dedicated person to help with Payless customers. Overall it was a horrible experience. When I dropped off my car they still made me go inside to speak to a representative.
3.9 MediocreSep 5 2021
There was NO instruction how to get BACK. It took me 30 minutes riding around AirPort Car was OK
1.9 HorribleAug 1 2021
I didn’t like s trying , 3rd party company and Payless are not ok the same page with what type of payment they take , causing my reservation to be canceled
10.0 ExcellentMay 22 2021
Pickup and drop off easy. JFK is JFK so getting in and out of airport less than ideal.
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2021
i came here after my reservation with ACE fell through - these guys brought me an upgrade in about 5 minutes despite not even having a registration for more than half an hour. was really impressed, & that's not something i'm used to saying about car rental places.one "invisible bill", possibly linked to a toll bridge...or is that troll bridge? hmm
10.0 ExcellentApr 17 2021
Yes easy smooth in and outCar was ok nothing great
8.0 ExcellentMar 19 2021
printer working in lobby
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From $52/dayRated #8
Thrifty
6.5 Good (656 reviews)
3 locations in New York
Thrifty
Locations in New York
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 19 2021
Terrible. Zero empathy At this location. Liars
1.9 HorribleSep 8 2021
The customer service was terrible at pickup. I had to wait over an hour in line because the tellers moved so slowly and then the car wasn’t ready when I was finally seen. I will not be renting from this company again.
5.9 OkaySep 7 2021
The Upper west side location needs more associates working the store. One person was working throughout the 2 hours I was there and only one additional colleague was there to help.
5.9 OkaySep 7 2021
Very disorganized pickup. 90+ minute wait in line.
5.9 OkaySep 6 2021
Car pu was very very slow bc only 1 person serving. Car drop off was a pain as location is well away from airport and needed to wait for shuttle ( driver was great though). Then needed to take another shuttle to terminal- almost missed flight.
1.9 HorribleAug 31 2021
I got to the rental office on W83rd St. prior to my 10:00am pick-up time and there was a line out the door (I'll give them a little leeway here because the office is very small). 11:00am came and went, 12:00pm came and went, I never even got inside the building to speak with an employee, nor did I see anyone in front of me in line receive the cars that they booked. I suspect they didn't have any cars left to provide for the growing line of agitated customers, and while this may be related to the pandemic and was outside of their control, what was within their control would have been for someone to come outside and tell us what was going on, or let us know that they were expecting a long delay or that our plans would likely have to be cancelled.
1.9 HorribleAug 31 2021
Arrived at noon for my noon reservation. Waited until 230 for service.
1.9 HorribleAug 30 2021
The worst customer service you can imagine. There's a reason it's the cheapest option.
1.9 HorribleAug 30 2021
The place is a small dirty offsite location and such a long line . Waited 40 minutes in addition to the 2 shuttles to get there . The extra fees we paid jacked up the price more than what we would have paid with Alamo or anyone else . Never again with this thrifty
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2021
His cod server tanks
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From $53/dayRated #9
Dollar
6.4 Good (971 reviews)
6 locations in New York
Dollar
Locations in New York
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreSep 21 2021
The Dollar counter would not accept the “third-party” Allianz Global rental insurance. I did not have the time to call Allianz at the counter (which took nearly 50 minutes to complete the transaction that I already had a reservation for) when I did call Allianz, the automated answering system said it would be a 4+ hour hold time. I will be requesting a refund of my $121 dollars. Dollar charged me $299.50 for the same insurance.
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2021
The ezpass toll additional fee ($22/day, $112/week for unlimited tolling) felt like a big rip off, since I only planned to spend around $10 tops in tolls during the week. I decided to risk not getting it and just avoided tolls all week. This was very easy to do, so I saved $112! Would recommend doing your research on what tolls you will actually end up driving through (probably not many, in the end!). Also skipped out on the liability and insurance, which are all extra fees at the counter (I have insurance through my credit card. The person behind the counter was not pleased with me, but I took the risk and it all worked out in the end!) Pickup and drop off were seamless. Was able to jump right on the Henry Hudson Parkway and was home in minutes. I can imagine pickup and drop off during rush hour times is a little more backed up bc Dollar shares the lot with a parking garage. The car was in great condition and was a very smooth ride. Overall, very pleased!
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2021
Helpful staff, easy pickup and dropoff, and they are open late. Thanks so much!! AAAA++++!!!!
5.9 OkaySep 8 2021
We reserved a midsize sedan and had to drive a small SUV which was not what I like to drive on a long road trip. We tried to pair my iPhone to hear my playlist and it wouldn’t pair…. just a defunct feature of the car. Other than that- fine
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
Dollar didn’t have enough cars. There were nearly 20 people waiting, all promised cars. Terrible service
10.0 ExcellentSep 5 2021
The speed of service and quality of the vehicle were great.
1.9 HorribleSep 5 2021
The worst experience I ever had. It isn't just one bad employee; all of the staff is rude, slow, and have no desire to bring repeat business. Plus 70+ dollars of extra hidden fees. Absolute trash.
7.9 GoodAug 23 2021
The willingness to be flexible on pick-up time was great as it gave us more time in the city without having to find parking. Drop of at Albany airport was really easy.
1.9 HorribleAug 21 2021
Worst pick experience I have ever had. TOOK FOREVER. Total incompetence. Long line. Someone cut and the person at counter let her get away with it. Need to fire everyone and start over again.
1.9 HorribleAug 18 2021
Had to wits on lone for 90 minutes
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From $67/dayRated #10
Advantage
5.1 Okay (372 reviews)
2 locations in New York
Advantage
Locations in New York
  • 5.3
  • 5.4
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 25 2020
Pick staff were friendly but at drop off the manager was disrespectful and rude. We need to use a restroom and the manager refused, saying that since we dropped off the car we were no longer customers and could care less if we needed to use the restroom. I was shocked at that response.The vehicle was dirty and had a sticky film in the inside of the driver side window. They didn’t have our reserved car class and we were given a minivan. Plus the utter disrespect and rudeness at drop off was unacceptable.
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2020
Everything was great
7.6 GoodMay 4 2020
Staff was very helpful.Car had some wear & tear.. the price could have been lower to reflect the condition of the car.
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2020
Car was damaged in all 4 quarters at pickup. Also had a nail in one tire. They wouldn't answer the phone when I called to report it 5 min after pickup.
2.0 MediocreApr 24 2020
I was charged for a car I didn’t use. And now I cannot get a refund now matter how hard I try.
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2020
Location did not have car when I arrived, had to wait for about four hours at rental car location for a car. Once I picked up the car is smelled heavily of marijuana smoke, no discount was offered. Rental car location did not clean car, I had to disinfect the car myself. When I tried to return the car I called the location multiple times and they did not pick up, instead they sent me an email address to contact to contact the agency, I emails and have not heard anything back yet (it’s been two days). Horrible experience, I will not be using advantage again.
8.4 ExcellentJan 21 2020
Pick up and drop off was indeed super easy.I normally don't opt for prepaid fuel but when the question of prepaid fuel came up I said that would be convenient since I didn't know of a gas station nearby (I have never rented a car from JFK Airport before). It turns out there is a gas station one block away from the rental drop off. It could not have been easier to get gas. Seems like the nice guy at the desk could have pointed that out.
2.0 MediocreDec 9 2019
They had no cars. We had to call another company while we were waiting there for over 40 minutes with no cars in sight and others in line to get cars ahead of us.
5.2 OkayNov 25 2019
Staff very friendly and helpful on both pickup and drop offCar was in very poor condition (breaks very worn, windows did not function properly, poor wipers, car smelled like smoke)
2.0 MediocreOct 29 2019
Google Translation: When I arrived at the rental, I was told that because I was driving less than 25, it cost me $ 560 instead of the 130 I ordered and paid - even though I specifically wrote in the reservation that I was 23 !!!
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From $53/dayRated #11
Ace
4.1 Okay (104 reviews)
1 location in New York
Ace
Locations in New York
  • 4.7
  • 4.4
  • 4
  • 3.8
  • 4.2
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 20 2021
They called me the night before pickup and said they didn’t have the vehicle (minivan) . They canceled my reservation with no attempt to offer me a similar size vehicle. I tried calling their customer service number but no one was available. This company is awful. I couldn’t get a minivan anywhere last minute and had to drive my own car. I was greatly inconvenienced.
1.9 HorribleAug 19 2021
did not pick up rental car because you needed to call for a shuttle pickup once you arrived at JFK. No one would answer the phone after 8 mins of ringing. Called back and let the phone ring another 5 mins, the person picked up the phone with music blasting and we couldn't hear each other. I ended up renting from another company. A worker at JFK, told us that was common practice with ACE rental. I wouldn't recommend it.
5.9 OkayAug 11 2021
Starter Fab of Nissan Rogue was defective. Level 1 people answering phone (2) had no clue what to do if I was in trouble getting into vehicle or starting it! Road Assistance Guy told us services to expect if trouble continued. The best assistance we got as to entering the vehicle & starting it was a U-tube vehicle on our phone.
1.9 HorribleJul 29 2021
The price. Everything else was horrible
1.9 HorribleJul 27 2021
ACE left us without a car. Upon arriving at JFK and calling for a shuttle as we were instructed to do, we were informed by ACE that my wife had canceled our reservation for the car. She did not cancel the reservation. ACE informed us they had no other cars and could offer no further assistance. We had to go elsewhere and rent a car, with a significant price difference.
1.9 HorribleJul 19 2021
They called the day before my rental to say there wouldn’t have a car for me. Really unreliable.
1.9 HorribleJul 16 2021
I did not like the service at all. My flight was delayed and when I pick up my reservation the was gone and the vehicle was gave it away. It was very very inconvenient, my whole family was left hanging, it cost me a lot of money, this is the worst day traveling in my life.
1.9 HorribleJul 15 2021
This place was very rude very dishonest they gave us a horrible winter we reserved a minivan they didn’t tell us till we got there that there was no more and they had to give us a smaller vehicle when we check the inventory in the back they had more minivans And said we still can’t have one they were not given us one even though we reserved it
1.9 HorribleJul 12 2021
Not given away my car to another customer
2.0 MediocreJun 19 2021
NothingSUV reserved and guaranteed was not available. Staff lied about availability when I called from airport.
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From $84/dayRated #12
National
8.4 Excellent (53 reviews)
4 locations in New York
National
Locations in New York
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
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  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 8 2021
Pick up and drop off was extremely quick and easy! We picked up our vehicle at JFK on 9/4 late in the evening and dropped off our vehicle back at JFK on 9/6 early in the morning and every single staff member was kind and helpful. I wish I would’ve asked their names to include in this review. Great customer service and extremely friendly staff members!
5.9 OkayJul 29 2021
No gps on board, return drop off adress on bill different from drop off location at the airport. Could have been better.
2.0 MediocreJun 1 2021
I just checked my bank account and I got charged $658.56 for my car rental. It should've been $408.56. Please correct this amount ASAP otherwise I will dispute the charge with Chase.
10.0 ExcellentDec 15 2020
The staff was super helpful and friendly. One of the best experiences I've had picking up a car in NYC.I wish the tank was full when I picked it up. It's a bit more complex to return a tank at 5/8 than to return one that is full.
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2020
I never got any sort of confirmation, therefore was not able to rent the car
6.8 GoodAug 28 2020
The staff was helpful, although a little slow.The car looked very used and smelled like smoke.
9.6 ExcellentJun 11 2020
Staff was very helpful and friendly
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2020
ExcellentExcellent
9.6 ExcellentSep 16 2019
Staff was excellent! Attentive, friendly, and helpful. Great service!
4.0 OkayApr 18 2019
Paid more than expected
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From $96/dayRated #13
Silvercar
9.4 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in New York
Silvercar
Locations in New York
  • 9.8
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  • 9
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 14 2019
The whole experience was excellent, but mainly I want to praise the staff for being super friendly and overall helpful.
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2019
Staff was amazing - really nice and helpfulThe entrance to the office is not pedestrian friendly - I have to walk up and down an active driveway
8.0 ExcellentNov 27 2017
Beautiful car, pricey, need to be familiar with Apps.Car was excellent, no charge for EZ pass!!Hard to find and reliance on App was a little cumbersome for first time
Rated #14
Europcar
6.7 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in New York
Europcar
Locations in New York
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.8
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  • 6.8
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Sunnycars
6 locations in New York
Sunnycars
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Action
4 locations in New York
Action
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Empire Rent A Car
3 locations in New York
Empire Rent A Car
Locations in New York
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From $64/day
Prestige Car Rental
3 locations in New York
Prestige Car Rental
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From $72/day
AAMCAR
2 locations in New York
AAMCAR
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
2 locations in New York
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in New York
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Easirent
2 locations in New York
Easirent
Locations in New York
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in New York
keddy by Europcar
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in New York
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in New York
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All Car
1 location in New York
All Car
Locations in New York
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in New York
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in New York
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From $75/day
NU Car
1 location in New York
NU Car
Locations in New York
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Right Cars
1 location in New York
Right Cars
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U-Save
1 location in New York
U-Save
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5641 travelers who rented a car in New York gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car rental locations in or near New York

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$85/day

Good deal

$62/day

When to book a rental car in New York

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in New York

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some New York car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in New York.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your New York car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in New York

  • One of the major advantages of renting a car in New York City is that it makes the outlying boroughs much more accessible. For instance, places like Rockaway Beach in Queens, Red Hook in Brooklyn, and City Island in the Bronx are all much easier to reach via car than by public transportation.
  • For travelers with flights landing at LaGuardia Airport, all rental shuttles pick up and drop off from in front of Terminal A of the airport. As for JFK International Airport, rental car desks can be found on the Arrivals level of each terminal. At Newark International Airport, the car rental desks are found in Stations P2 and P3 on the AirTrain.
  • Rush hour is an undeniable part of life in New York City. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be mitigated. Typically morning the busy morning traffic lasts from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., while the afternoon and evening traffic is usually from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers should take care, though, that those are the busiest times, but often rush hour can start even earlier in the morning and last even later at night. Some of the main areas to avoid during rush hour include the Lincoln Tunnel and the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Biking is very popular in New York City and drivers should remain careful and aware of the bikers around them. Make sure to always check your mirrors when turning right and when opening a door, as you never know when a biker could pop up behind you.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New York for $62 or less
  • Book your rental car in New York at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in New York are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in New York

  • Some car rental companies in New York which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Thrifty and Dollar

  • On average a rental car in New York costs $85 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Ace ($37/day), Hertz ($38/day) and Avis ($40/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Ace 124-10 S Conduit Avenue 11420 (11 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in New York are National (8.8, 108 reviews), Alamo (8.6, 912 reviews), and Enterprise (8.6, 875 reviews).

  • The average gas price in New York is $3.67 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $44 and $59, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in New York.

  • Car rental companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Avis, Sixt and National.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Newark airport include Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Advantage, Enterprise, Alamo, Rent-A-Wreck, Economy Rent a Car, Budget and Avis.

  • Car rental companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Advantage, Avis, Sixt and Payless.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from John F Kennedy Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Avis, National, and Payless.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newark airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Advantage, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Payless, and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from LaGuardia airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Avis, National, and Payless.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in New York costs $81 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in New York costs $87 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in New York costs $78 per day, on average.

  • In New York, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 88-08 23rd Avenue (6 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in New York costs $597 per week ($85 per day).

  • On average a rental car in New York costs $2,561 per month ($85 per day).

  • Smaller vehicles are highly recommended for vacation-goers in New York City, especially if you plan to use a rental car as your main form of transportation. There are many one-way streets and smaller alleys that can be difficult to navigate with a larger car. It can also be difficult to find streetside parallel parking spots large enough to suit anything above a mid-sized vehicle.

  • A wide range of speed limits will be seen in New York City, but the most important detail to note is that the speed limit is always 25 mph unless signage says otherwise. On highways throughout New York, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph and the minimum is 45 mph, unless posted otherwise.

  • Gas prices on average in New York City are neither expensive nor cheap. On average, the gas price sits around $2.60 per gallon, which is a fair bit cheaper than Seattle’s $3+ but a bit more expensive than Dallas’ $2. One thing to note though, is that there are very few gas stations in Manhattan, so drivers should keep an eye on their fuel gauge and plan accordingly.

  • Streetside parking in New York City is incredibly difficult to find, especially in areas such as Manhattan. Thus, many drivers rely heavily on parking garages for both daily and hourly parking. However, planning must be done in advance as many of the garages can fill up fast, so it pays to plan ahead of time to know which garages are most convenient for your destination.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).